Drive over to Lifetime Storage & avoid the highway to hell

Buying storage can be stressful

How do you plan for capacity and performance needs of the future — when you’re constricted by budget today? Looking to the future, as NVMe becomes practical would you rather buy a new array in 3 years – or get a new system from Tegile as part of your Lifetime Storage?

If you are on the highway to hell, with contract renewals on legacy storage that will not support future needs without large capital outlay, consider Lifetime Storage from Tegile.

In our previous blogpost about Lifetime Storage, we shared that the cost per IOP and cost per GB of flash continues to drop like a rock. So it’s a no brainer to buy in at a huge discount for at least the same capacity and performance as your initial purchase.

Lifetime Storage lets you procure storage as an operational cost, not capital expense

Because Lifetime Storage is built into our maintenance contract structure, you can move it to the OPEX side of your budget and not need to ask for more CAPEX in three or five years – the deal is already done. If buying Lifetime Storage were like buying a new car, you’d get a whole new car every three years. Not an upgrade, but a whole new car. Nice.

Moving to Memory Pools

If you are planning for tomorrow, it is smart to choose a storage program that supports your needs today — and into the future.

Storage today that is ready for tomorrow

You need storage today — but NVMe is going to release in the next year. What’s a Storage Administrator to do? Use Lifetime Storage to future proof your way into NVMe with a system that you buy today.

What’s the deal with NVMe — and how does it affect choosing storage?

You may have heard that with NVMe technology, IOPs will go 10 to 100x faster than they do now. NVMe opens doors to new business opportunities that were previously impossible.

By implementing NVMe, SysAdmins will have a way to unlock the parallelism of SSDs in a shared storage system. Consider these advantages with NVMe:

  • Applications that are super sensitive to latency will no longer wait for I/O, as they did with spinning disk and SAS-connected SSDs.
  • NVMe and NVDIMMs have much lower latency and much higher endurance than SSDs (though SSDs support much higher capacities).

With Tegile, users enjoy a multi-tiered architecture, which includes persistent memory (NVDIMM) for ultra hot data and fast flash & ultra-dense SSDs (NVMe) for hot and dense data, respectively, to support all mixed application workloads in the datacenter that require ultra-low latency, high performance and dense capacities.

When choosing storage, you need to support today’s needs while positioning your system to support tomorrow’s technology. Tegile flash arrays fit the bill.

Tegile offers multi-tiered storage with NVMe

Tegile IntelliFlash HD and our entire line of flash-based arrays are multi-tiered storage architecture that we’re shipping today. These systems include NVMe storage bays, making these arrays NVMe-ready today.

As dual-ported NVMe SSDs become available, our customers can easily add NVMe SSDs to their existing systems. This ensures that our solution is future-proofed for our customers. When dual-ported NVMe SSDs are available, of course, we’ll ship new systems with NVMe in their base configuration.

As for NVMe-over Fabric, when it becomes mainstream, we’ll look to incorporate this capability to allow customers to harness its low latency and performance benefits across the entire stack, not just the storage layer. This will be simple to integrate into our existing architecture as Tegile already supports native multi-protocol support, including Ethernet and Fibre Channel. NVMe-over Fabric will provide memory-to-memory transfers at close to the speed of a server I/O request into memory; this effectively removes network latency as an issue.

Storage today with a cost-effective path to the future

If you need storage today, with a clear and cost-effective path to the future, consider Lifetime Storage from Tegile. With our Lifetime Storage program, you get an entirely new system — controllers, media, enclosures — the whole system every three or five years. With the other guys’ storage program, the only gear you get refreshed are controllers. What happens when SAS interconnects get faster? What happens when NVMe SSDs are widely available? Sorry, your legacy system will not fit the bill — but Tegile arrays backed by Lifetime Storage will.

Don’t just get a retread on your legacy storage. Pave your way off the highway to hell by driving over to Lifetime Storage from Tegile.

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